Academy offers two shows of ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’

Published 11:05 am Friday, June 14, 2019


Albemarle Academy of Dance is celebrating its 29th year with its recital “Don’t Stop Me Now!”

There will be shows at noon and 6 p.m. Saturday at the Stanly County Agri-Civic Center. Each is comprised of different pieces and choreography from ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop, modern, tumbling and voice.

AAD will showcase graduating senior dancers Gretchen Castelloe, Hunter Cutting, Courtney Holbrooks and Kate VanHorn.

Tickets are $10 and available at the Agri-Civic Center or email

Instructors who have contributed to the show are Leigh Johnson Roush (director), Jesse Springer, Mary Grubbs, Grey-son Davis and Edmund Roush.

Students for the 2018-2019 season are: Everlee Aldridge, Ada Almond, Reagan Almond, Leigh Barbee, Millie Mae Barfield, Sophia Blalock, Sarah Browning, Ava Burnie, Morgan Burnside, Lilly Burris, Lainey Cardwell, Gretchen Castelloe, Laney Castelloe, Karsyn Chance, Camden Coble, Olivia Coble, Deacon Cole, Jayla Cole, Aubrey Conrad, Mary Crawford, Lillianne Crisco, Lydia Crisco, Danni Culp, Maddie Culp, Hunter Cutting, Allyson Eudy, Emberlee Eudy, Montgomery Franklin, Peyton Franklin, Maisie Furr, Nadia Garcia, Jasmine Glenn, Tenley Harris, Leah Hartsell, Saylor Harwood, Julia Hash, Kenley Hash, William High, Joely Hinson, Courtney Holbrooks, Lexi Horne, McCarter Horne, McKenzie Horne, Anniston Horton, Kailynn Horton, Alainna Huneycutt, Kamdyn Huneycutt, Karmyn Huneycutt, Katelyn Huneycutt, Logan Huneycutt, Raelynn Huneycutt, David Kilde, Leah Kilde, Thora Kilde, Lilly Knotts, Madeleine Knotts, Shaelyn Kuipers, Emeri Lambert, RaeLynn Lambert, Ryleigh Lambert, Audrey Lemonds, Morgan Lisenby, Alainna Lowder, Leighton Lowder, Sarah Lowder, Olivia McDonald, Victoria McDonald, Jacxie McGuire, Sarahann McIntyre, Harper McSwain, Makynlie Mills, Hayden Morgan, Tilley Morgan, Emme Mount, Lauryn Odom, Emagene Ritter, Trinity Robinson, Gabriel Roush, Skylar Russell, Emma Salyer, Jadyn Salyer, Caroline Shaver, Fritzi Shaw, Luna Shealy, Wren Shealy, Makenna Shook, Cora Smith, Laney Smith, Mackenzie Smith, Willow Springer, Tayia Stafford, Abigail Stilwell, Donovon Strickland, Evan Strickland, Andi Talbert, August Taylor, Chloe Taylor, Henry Thomas, August Thompson, Kate VanHorn, Sarah VanHorn, Addyson Vanness, Camila Vargas, R.J. Waldroup, Averee Warner, Harper Warner, Elijah Washington, Alydia Wheeler, Maliah Wiggins, Isabella Wilkins, Xyla Williams, Claira Williamson, Cloe Williamson, Jaycey Williamson.

— Albemarle Academy of Dance